|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Montúfar, R. & Pitman, N.
||Valencia, R., Pitman, N., Léon-Yánez, S. & Jørgensen, P.M. (Ecuador Plants Red List Authority)
A parasitic shrub endemic to the western slopes of the Ecuadorean Andes, where it is known from six collections. Four are from the old and new Quito–Santo Domingo roads. One recent collection is from Baba, Los Ríos province. Potentially present in the Cotacachi-Cayapas or Los Ilinizas protected areas. No specimens of this species are housed in Ecuadorean museums. Apart from habitat destruction, no specific threats are known.